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Fraud Alert - February 11, 2021

The New Brighton Area Police Department is issuing this fraud alert to warn citizens of reports that New Brighton Borough telephone numbers have been used recently as part of a telephone spoofing scam targeting individuals in the area. Spoofing is the deliberate falsifying of information transmitted to a caller ID display to disguise an identity.

The perpetrators of the scam represent themselves as employees of the New Brighton Area Police Department or of New Brighton Borough.  They alter caller ID systems to make it appear that the call is coming from a local number (724-843-xxxx) and attempt to obtain or verify personally identifiable information.  Individuals receiving phone calls from these numbers should not provide any personal information.

Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of this telephone spoofing scam is urged to call the New Brighton Area Police Department at (724) 846-2277.